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6 Free On-Campus SDState Services to Save You Money

Being a college student takes a lot of time, effort and dedication. South Dakota State University (SDState) offers many great services and resources at no extra cost for you to succeed in academics and much more!

Here are six student services and resources that won't cost a penny!

Writing Center

Having trouble with a composition essay or need someone to proofread your research paper? The Writing Center is here to help you! Instructors and graduate students will guide you and consult with you about any concern you might have with your paper. The Writing Center is located in Briggs Library, Room 103, and students are advised to make an appointment in advance by signing up or calling 605-688-6559.

Counseling Services

Adjusting to college can be a life-changing experience. Qualified and experienced counseling staff at the Student Health Clinic and Counseling Services provides personal and confidential assistance and support right on campus. To schedule an appointment, call 605-688-6146.

Career Services

The Office of Career Development provides support to students looking to find an internship and achieve professional career goals. The office also hosts a variety of workshops that could boost your interview skills, help you out with your résumé or cover letter and assist in finding a job or an internship. The Office of Career Development can be found in the Student Engagement suite in the University Student Union. For updates and walk-in hours information, check the Facebook page or schedule an appointment through Handshake.


If you need extra help or guidance with your academics, check out the Wintrode Tutoring Program, which collaborates with the Supplemental Instruction Program. The program offers a variety of help for courses, from physics to accounting. To schedule a tutoring appointment, visit TutorTrac.

Safe Ride Home

Need a safe ride home at night? Safe Ride Home is ready to take you. The program has two routes and operates during the academic year on Friday and Saturday evenings from 9 p.m., until 2:30 a.m.

Jump Start Service

Are you having trouble starting up your car due to a dead battery? Don't stress—the University Police Department (UPD) provides battery-powered jump-start packs to assist you in starting your vehicle. Just call UPD at 605-688-5117, and an officer will bring a jump-start pack to your location.